Post Natal Depression and PTSD

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Posted By Anonymous on Jan 22, 2017

I had my baby in September having suffered two miscarriages previously. It was a difficult pregnancy and I suffered from depression prior to getting pregnant. I was on anti depressants during pregnancy and was good enough moodwise. All I wanted was to breast feed and have skin on skin however I had an emergency c section and baby ended up in neonatal icu so I didn't see her for hours afterwards. I'm back on my previous antidepressants now and not feeling any better. I'm tearful everyday and I can't get out of this black hole. I don't know what to do

Posted By Mags on Jan 24, 2017

You have been through the mill and I know how upsetting having a section and been separated from your baby. Are you breast feeding, I know you back on medication, how long are you back on them? you know it can take a while to get into your system. PND is a terrible illness every day is a struggle and I know all about the black hole. Have you good support, very important to get out for a walk everyday that you can, exercise really helps. Have a look at the helpful suggestions on the website. Keeping a diary of my moods really helped me. You recovered from anti natal depression, try an be positive and take one day at a time. Ring the PND office 021 4922083 where you can talk to someone that has been there.

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